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· January, 2010

Stories about North America from January, 2010

18 January 2010

Canada: Aboriginal Youth Suicides Hit Crisis Rate

Suicide rates have declined in Canada but not in Aboriginal communities, particularly among the youth. Suicide among Aboriginal youth continues to occur at alarming rates, leading to crisis-like situations in...

17 January 2010

Haiti: International clashes over humanitarian assistance

Five days after the terrible earthquake which has partly destroyed the capital city, Port-au-Prince and others like Leogane and Jacmel, it has been very difficult for rescuers, medical teams and...

USA: Haitian Nationals Granted Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a special status given by the United States to foreign nationals from specific countries where there has been some sort of recent turmoil or trauma,...

Haiti: “Culture, Crossroads, Color”

Haiti, USA: When politics challenge compassion

16 January 2010

Haiti: Instances of “Looting,” but Little Confirmed Evidence of Post-Quake Violence

Four nights after the Haiti earthquake the airwaves and the Internet are seeing a raging debate over blogs and news media's use of the word “looting." Marc Herman offers a...

Trinidad & Tobago, Haiti: Come Better Than That

Haiti, U.S.A.: Giving Well

15 January 2010

Nigeria: Nigerian bloggers take on would-be bomber Umar Abdulmutallab

On December 25th, the world was taken by surprise when news broke that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian citizen, had nearly succeeded in detonating explosives on a Northwest Airlines...

11 January 2010

Avatar: For or Against Indigenous Rights?

Bloggers worldwide are discussing the themes in the wildly successful film Avatar by James Cameron. Is it racist in its depiction of an extra-terrestrial indigenous tribe?